July 19, 2014 - 4.0
Many greek riders have learned cornering on this particular route.
Marvelous green landscape along a river.
Hazards: "Trial and error" is a common learning practice. So, be
prepared that you might see some "newbie" motorcycle riders in the wrong lane.
Also you have to check quite often your mirrors because there are always
faster riders than you. Poor road lighting is making driving at night
a lot more dangerous. In late of May every year, hundreds of people
take a walk along this 40km route for a popular religious pilgrimage,
even late at night.
Suggested stop-off points: At Prokopi village for a decent "souvlaki"
or baked flour- based food at a traditional Bakery/Patisserie.
As already mentioned, Alexiou is a bikers friendly cafe on the
side of the road close to Prokopi. For lovers of nature I would
strongly recommend a stop to visit the Giant Platanus. It is a marvel of nature,
a giant tree of 23m height and 18m log perimeter. To reach you have to walk for
about 300m or make some easy off road riding including river crossing.